Possible homicide under investigation in Florence

FLORENCE – Police are at the scene of a possible homicide on Royal Avenue.

Information on the victim’s identity or cause of death are unavailable at this time, as detectives still are at the scene collecting evidence and conducting interviews.

Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler said the incident occurred at 850 N. Royal Ave. He said the victim is a woman in her late 40s.

“I can say that the death is from unnatural causes,” Tyler said. “It’s still early in the investigation.”

Police received the call between 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., the chief said.